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Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherds,
and 
Australian Shepherds


Central Texas’s Trusted Guardian Dog Breeder

Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherds, and Karakachan Livestock Guardians

Whether you need a diligent working dog or a faithful pet, Lone Star Goats breeds top-choice canines for you. We use these intelligent, friendly animals on our own family goat farm and sell them to other ranchers and families throughout the region.

Over the years, we’ve earned a reputation as a trusted guardian dog breeder in Central Texas, known for our Great Pyrenees, Anatolian Shepherds, and Miniature Australian Shepherds. We look forward to helping you meet your new canine companion.

Raised with Care 

Herding and flock guarding dogs have been bred for centuries to cultivate the right temperament and physical attributes. However, nurture is just as important as nature. That’s why we raise our dogs from birth with the utmost care and attention. Our goal is to ensure you receive a companion perfectly suited to your needs, whether you own a farm or are seeking a highly active and intelligent pet. Talk to our team to learn more about our methods for raising working guard dogs.


Livestock Guardian Puppies for Sale -

Update:  Max and Sophie have bred. 

Puppies, hopefully, will be here the week of Thanksgiving 2020. 

 

To be on our waiting list, send an email or text with name,

location and male or female preference. 

Sophie and Max are working dogs guarding Nubian and Black Spanish Goats.

We can be contacted at (254) 289 5431 or email us at lonestargoats@gmail.com.

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Please note: We do not ship puppies.

Visit us at Lone Star Goats, 3895 Farm to Market 1715, Lampasas, TX.  By Appointment only.

You can also find us on Facebook/Lone Star Spanish Goats and Great Pyrenees

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Meet Our Herding and Livestock Guardian Dogs

We can't say enough about our dogs. They are loyal, devoted to their herd, well socialized, and amazing to watch when working. Cedar, Cody, Browning, Sophie, and Bear are full-blood CKC-registered Great Pyrenees and full-time working dogs. Shelby and Jacob are half Great Pyrenees and half Anatolian Shepherd, also an excellent livestock guardian breed. They guard four different herds and do a magnificent job. The Great Pyrenees and Anatolian breeds are a must if you plan to raise goats and have them protected from predators such as foxes, coyotes, and bobcats.

Full-Blood CKC-Registered Great Pyrenees in Lampasas, TX
Cody - Great Pyrenees

 Rest in Peace - You are so missed.

April 2010 - February 2020

Cedar
Cedar - Great Pyrenees

Sophie
Sophie - Great Pyrenees

Great Pyrenees - Anatolian Shepherd in Lampasas, TX
Shelby - Great Pyrenees/Anatolian Cross

Max - Great Pyrenees
Max - Great Pyrenees

Charlotte
Charlotte - Great Pyrenees

Rachel - Great Pyrenees
Rachel - Great Pyrenees

Lucie - Karakachan




Great Pyrenees - Anatolian Shepherd Breed

The Great Pyrenees dog is confident, gentle (especially with children), and affectionate. While territorial and protective of its flock or family when necessary, its general demeanor is patience and loyalty. It is a strong-willed, independent and reserved breed. It is also attentive, quite fearless, and loyal to its duties. The Great Pyrenees' size makes it an imposing guardian. A dog of this breed will patrol its perimeter routinely to ensure the protection of its herd. The Great Pyrenees protects its flock by barking and being nocturnal, it tends to bark at night unless trained against such behavior. When there is a goat in distress, the well-trained Pyrenees will protect them at all costs. With two dogs each for the four goat herds in our four pastures, we have no trouble with foxes, bobcats, or coyotes. Our Great Pyrenees are CKC registered.

The Anatolian is large, rugged, fast and powerful. They are working guard dogs, possessing a superior ability to protect livestock. The Anatolian’s loyalty, independence, and hardiness are cherished by breeders and owners. The breed’s coat can be short (one inch) or rough (approximately four inches) with all color patterns and markings, including fawn and brindle. They are smart, protective and territorial.

Pyrenees and Anatolians actually bond to their livestock and will exhibit nurturing behaviors, especially to young animals. Our females will generally lay with a doe that is about to deliver her kids and help clean them up. The Great Pyrenees is considered by some to be the #1 livestock guardian dog and the Anatolian Shepherd to be #2. We would not be able to raise goats without them.

Karakachan

The Karakachan livestock guardian dog is an LGD breed that has been used for centuries as an integral part of the life of the nomadic shepherds of Bulgaria for sheep and goats.  These Bulgarian dogs are rare in the U.S., having only been imported as LGDs in the past 10 years.  They were bred to protect their livestock against bears and wolves.  Karakachan dogs are either white with dark spots, or dark colored with white markings, white being a standard marking of these dogs. Average height and weight for males: 26-30 inches (65-75 cm.) and 99-135 lbs. Females: Height, 25-28 inches (63-72 cm.); weight, 88-125 lbs. The head is broad and massive with a short, powerful neck. Coats vary between long haired or short haired with a heavy undercoat. They shed their coats naturally in summer. Their gait is a springy trot, similar to the movement of a wolf.  With a coyote problem,  these dogs will surely be an asset to the herd.


Working Guard Dogs in Lampasas, TX

Sampson

Sampson
This is Sampson, a past puppy of Cedar and Cody. Thank you to the McDonalds of Katy, Texas, for sharing this picture. He is a beautiful Great Pyrenees and proves that they make great family pets or livestock guardian dogs.